I know this doesn’t have much to do with police training, but this is my favorite story of the day. Although this sort of thing offends the sensibilities of the modern, civilized world, learning how to dress an animal is very valuable skill to have. I’m just shocked that the school system didn’t mention banning nail guns…
Teacher Kills Raccoon With Nail Gun in Front of Class
HUNTSVILLE, Ark. — A Huntsville teacher who killed a live animal on school grounds to show students how to skin one will not be disciplined, authorities said.
Jerick Hutchinson, who teaches an agriculture class at Huntsville High School, killed a raccoon with a nail gun and took outside to his truck to show students how to skin it, officials said.
District officials subsequently created a policy that no animal can be killed on school grounds, and all dissections must have corresponding, detailed lesson plans.
“You can’t undo what’s been done, but you can make sure it doesn’t happen again,” said Huntsville superintendent Alvin Lievsay.
Any student who didn’t want to watch did not have to, officials said.